Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Santa Barbara to Mexico
|February||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 3% drop in price.|
|February||Most popular time to fly with an average 10% increase in price.|
Average price round-trip
|$569||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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Good deal one-way
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 7h 30m
The cheapest ticket to Mexico from Santa Barbara found in the last 72 hours was $1,346 one-way, and $691 round-trip. The most popular route is from Santa Barbara to San José del Cabo, and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $189.
Mexico has not implemented any entry restrictions for air travel, but travelers arriving from countries affected by COVID-19 will be screened.
A completed "Cuestionario de identificación de factores de riesgo en viajeros" must be presented to immigration upon arrival.
There are no mandatory quarantine requirements currently in effect in Mexico. However, travelers showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be subject to quarantine.
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The land border between the US and Mexico is closed to all non-essential traffic as part of COVID-19 measures. This is reviewed on a monthly basis. This closure applies primarily to tourism and recreational travel. Cargo, trade and healthcare workers will still be able to cross the border. Check with your closest US Embassy/Consulate before attempting to cross the land border.
There are currently 527,990 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in MX and 27,199 deaths as of Feb 28 2021
Please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions page for more information on restrictions worldwide.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "In checking in the staff was no helpful"
Cons: "Free baggage for first bag."
Cons: "seats were super small, like Jet Blue small except these had cushions and not plastic. I'm 6'-2" and my knees touch the seat in front of me even when I'm sitting upright. Maybe if I was 5' tall these would be comfortable? also, I didn't download the app beforehand and they didn't have the ability for me to download it midflight so I couldn't use their entertainment system. useless. but the staff was very nice. I just wish Alaska didn't buy these planes with the extremely limited leg room!!!"
Pros: "All was good"
Pros: "The plane was amazing! AirBus 320 with great entertainment and movies. Very roomy seating"
Pros: "Good service."
Cons: "Almost 2 hours late. They recently changed their carry on size so now i need new luggage."
Pros: "Flight was on time."
Cons: "Just not the same as before the merger. I loved flying Virgin, plane was nicer, crew had a better disposition, seats seemed roomier. Maybe it was the mood lighting, now it's back to packed lackluster flights. At least on-time, and that's important. This leg better than flight to SFO 2 weeks ago with a broken seat !!!!"
Pros: "Glad it was only s 2 hour flight"
Cons: "The crew was rude and very impersonal Not helpful at all"
Pros: "Flying out of Santa Barbara was easy and the staff was super helpful and nice. I would do it again."
Pros: "Excellent Customer Service and very comfortable seats."
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats Seats changed within 24 hours of departure and then changed again to no seats."
Pros: "Better snacks dry almonds or other options"
Pros: "More legroom in coach than most airlines. Friendly staff."
Pros: "great airline"
Pros: "First class upgrade"
Pros: "Awesome crew"
Cons: "First class lunch time flight and they gave us "snacks" cold veggies and a dip!!"
Pros: "I liked how the airline boards general seating from the back to the front! It makes walking through the isle much easier and there was room in the overhead bin for my carry-on."
Cons: "I really can't think of anything."
Pros: "First time to Cabo Mexico - this flight was like a party bus! The crowd was bit young and loud but the crew handled them well. Everyone had a good time on the way there!"
Pros: "Everything was on time, nice plane, good service"
Pros: "This was my first flight, and everything went off uneventfully. Thank goodness. The staff was friendly and helpful. The boarding process was smooth, and the seats in coach were comfortable for my XXXL behind! Very enjoyable, bucket list experience."
Pros: "Great flight crew! Got exit row seating (16C) and the drinks kept coming! Friendly and personable staff!"
Cons: "Boarding can be improved... no respect for seat numbers as you can general board apparently any time. Wifi cuts out (messenging) as you are near Cabo so get your messaging done! And only a biscuit :/ Download the GoGo app before you go for entertainment!"
Pros: "It's a non-stop flight to Cabo San Lucas (SJD or MMSD to be more accurate) from KSJC. Little in terms of weather disturbances but be prepared to be created by the heat if you're landing during the summer!"
Cons: "No jetway so you're walking from a plane across the tarmac."
Cons: "the lost my luggage"
Pros: "Flight was smooth and boarding went quickly."
Cons: "I wasn't aware there was only food available for purchase and almost all of the selections weren't available going to Mexico. The flight was short so not that big of a deal."
Pros: "Crew members especially Terrace"
Pros: "Crew was very pleasant and friendly"
Cons: "Payment for wifi"
Pros: "The flight was great and nothing to complain about The stewards were very professional, we travelled business and the snacks and the light lunch was perfect Of course the star of the flight was Terence ( I hope I got his name right?) He was the first time someone made feel so welcome on a flight. The guy is so funny and managed to have the entire flight in a happy mood before landing Well done"
Pros: "I really enjoyed the professionalism the ticket people at the counter. they were very helpful and very pleasant. I like both alaska airlines and virgin America. I never have a problem when I fly with them."
Cons: "the only thing that was unpleasant was my boyfriend was missing a phone charger and some cigars out of his suitcase. it must of happened through customs or the baggage handling."
Pros: "Flight was efficient from SBA to PDX but almost 2 hours late on return"
Cons: "Almost a 2 hour delay on return!"
Pros: "Very friendly staff"
Pros: "We left a little late but arrived early, great job Alaska!"
Cons: "2 hours late no updates... poor"
Pros: "Love your direct flight to Santa Barbara.wish you had more than 1 daily."
Cons: "Long walk to terminal on return,glad it wasn't raining. I was in back . Crew was a little loud talking to each other on last stretch of flight. They kept opening and closing the overhead bins during the flight . I have no idea why ,but it was somewhat annoying."
Pros: "Everything was conducted professionally and calmly."
Cons: "The weather was bad, but the airline does not control that. ;)"
Pros: "The crew was very accommodating"
Cons: "Arriving so late and all the delays"
Pros: "Nice clean airplanes. Quick and timely flights."
Pros: "I love the the USB plugs at every seat. It came I handy when I needed to charge my phone"
Cons: "I didn't like the lack of snack options. There was a small complementary snack and there was one one option to purchase."
Pros: "Alaskan boarding is always easy and seats are always comfortable."
Cons: "The crew was very rude. Worst crew I have ever flown with."
Pros: "Everyone went out of their way to assist me. I am 87 & lately need wheelchair at both ends. Sandwich very good and smooth flight."
Cons: "Nothing to complain about."
Pros: "No services on this flight were above average."
Cons: "I paid extra $$ to buy a ticket that was labeled as a "Direct Flight" from Seattle to Los Cabos, Mexico, as opposed to a flight with a layover, since my wife and I were headed there for our honeymoon. Alaska Airlines made no mention whatsoever that this flight was not at all direct, but in fact had a 2 hour layover in San Diego. There was no mention of this during the purchase process, and we didn't find out about the layover in San Diego until were were ALREADY AT OUR TERMINAL GATE. This is very deceiving and absolutely unacceptable."
Pros: "Boarded on time and arrived early"
Cons: "I asked the gate agent to assist with finding another seat other than the middle seat. I am 6' and 270lbs. He made no effort to accormodate me request. The only thing he did was look at the available seats and tell me there was nothing open. I ended up paying for a for an upgrade. To first class."
Cons: "Flight attendants where great and beautiful"
Pros: "Efficient staff, boarding, flight crew. Departed and arrived on time on the way to Cabo. Return flight arrived early in San Diego."
Cons: "There were other people on the plane. Narcissistic millennials are no fun to be near."
Cons: "Unable to select seating together at time of booking"
Pros: "Legroom was fine."
Cons: "We bought six tickets as a group for a flight to Cabo, three months ahead of the date of flight, paying almost twice as much as the fares were later. We also promptly checked in 23.5 hours prior to departure. Unfortunately, Alaska assigned no two seats together. We couldn't change it because they said the flight was full. Our two kids flew with us, and one of whom is a 12 year old girl. Even she couldn't be accommodated to sit with one of us. The staff on the phone and at the airport were of no help because the flight was full. In all other international flights I have taken over the past 30 years, the airline company always does group seat assignments appropriately so we are all seated together. Disappointed. Won't be recommending the airline to anyone. Sorry."
Pros: "Is away more space in the seat than other airlines"
Cons: "The snacks away to poor , can be better"
Pros: "I was most impressed at Seatac check in. The agent was very helpful with assisting me at kiosk.Getting luggage checked in had long line.And an Alaskan agent said if you walk all the way down to the agent with no lines.you will save 20 min.life saver!!! I was so worried about getting through security with long lines.But I had just got my TKN for TSA precheck.I was from cab arrival,bags checked,through TSA in 15 minutes.Best 10,000 used or $85 you will ever spend.I was told takes 30 days to get TKN after screening.I had my number in less than 12 hours. There was a medical emergency on board and the crew did a great job."
Cons: "No Tom Douglas food for 4 hour flight offered.entertainment rental really only allowed time for one movie.I thought $8 was pricey for one movie Should be complimentary on international flights like most other airlines"
Cons: "I bought first class tickets for my anniversary trip with my wife and I couldn't get the perks of it. There was no real food on the first 2 stops (Just in this one from Dallas to GDL). And the worst part is that I couldn't get into any of lounges at any airport (flagship and/or admirals) . Because they said I wasn't flying in an international flight. Come on?! Canada->USA->Mexico is not International???"
Pros: "Lovely crew!"
Cons: "The landing was rough!"
Pros: "Once getting on the plane, experience was great. 15/10 on the inflight entertainment option. Was not expecting that luxury and was super grateful! Flight attendants were amazingly sweet and helpful. (Cali and Stephanie)"
Cons: "the gate was never posted on the mobile boarding pass, online, the tv next to the gate or the airport boards (it was never posted anywhere). Everywhere said TBD or was blank when everything else was filled. I only accidentally found the gate because I knew my flight should be boarding so I went to all the lines and it ultimately was the unmarked one and I had to ask the person at the desk. I almost missed this flight because the lack of communication on what gate the flight was from."
Cons: "Ramps up to the plane are a challenge for someone with movement problems. They had a mechanical issue that delayed departure for almost an hour for lack of a single screw."
Cons: "Late boarding, WiFi didn’t work. Small seats. Why do I continue to fly you guys?"
Pros: "The crew looked tired and somewhat friendly. We were delayed about 45 mins and they really didn’t communicate much the Captain did. On the ground we had to wait 20mins for the jet bridge and the door to open and no one said anything. The plane was shut down and turned on again too."
Cons: "More communication with the passengers would have been a bit better !!"
Pros: "This seats on this flight were very comfortable."
Cons: "Delayed boarding due to mechanical issue with a lens on one of the plane's exterior lights."
Cons: "Free movies lagged and got stuck on wifi. Gave up watching one."
Cons: "Well the flight was delayed out of Indy and then due to some emergency at Ohare, we taxied for at least 30 minutes causing me to be late for my connecting flight and now I'm still here waiting for my new flight which is delayed."
Cons: "Flight was canceled. Ruined my plans and reason for flying."
Cons: "They need more space and better food"
Pros: "Comfortable seats, nice crew, decent entertainment."
Pros: "Short flight."
Pros: "Ease of bording"
Cons: "Your seats are small and you never turn the fasten seatbelt light off"
Pros: "Quick flight, great crew, orderly boarding. Updates to gate were clearly communicated"
Cons: "Very annoyed at "Basic Economy" being a thing. Annoying way to get more $ for the same seat. Avoiding any airline with this status."
Cons: "I did not make it there."
Pros: "It wasn’t overcrowded"
Cons: "It took 3 planes to get us out of DFW. The first 2 had mechanical problems. The third got us to Amsterdam 4 hr late. None of the overhead ser lights functioned properly. We will never Fly American again."
Pros: "Flights reached the destination before scheduled arrival"
Cons: "Chicago airport is a mess. It took us about 3 hours from exiting international terminal to domestic We managed to board a flight just before the gate close. Literally running in the airport. I believe there are people who missed the flight"
Pros: "Friendly attentive crew"
Cons: "Paid extra for window seat in exit row-- but there was no window so the experience was like being in a dark space capsule. Very disappointing. At least there was unlimited legroom. Waited for 30 minutes to get luggage at LAX so giving it a low "boarding" rating"
Pros: "No problems, friendly crew"
Cons: "I got better snacks in kindergarten"
Cons: "I paid $20,for the in flight Internet and it didn't work. Neither did my monitor."
Pros: "Thanks everything was on time. Very nice cre"
Pros: "It was hastle free"
Pros: "Staff is friendly and helpful, great attitudes"
Cons: "My initial flight time was changed to a longer layover for some reason. Which.. spending 6 hours in an airport is just not ideal"
Cons: "4 hour delay got rebooked. Lost my first class seat to Chicago. Not happy"
Pros: "Crew was great. Ground personnel at philly was great and efficient"
Pros: "Smooth flight, on time!"
Cons: "No food offered on 1st leg, but it was on the menu card."
Cons: "Change of gate without notice because of this I lost my flight and I had to stay at the airport overnight the next flight was seven next day and the person out of content wass not nice at all she was so rude that didn’t make it easier for me !!"
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "Rickity old plane. Needs updates badly. No drink service options. Cash only bar? Hello, this is the 21st century calling the 20th... You can have your plane and payment methods beck."
Pros: "Friendly flight attendant and arrival earlier than expected"
Cons: "There was nothing not to like. We took off on time, had no turbulence, friendly service and landed early."
Pros: "My flight was very good and I had no issues.I was very surprised how smooth everything went and I will be use kayak again."
Cons: "There was nothing to dislike.I will use kayak again I know that much"
Pros: "Nothing, boarding was effective"
Cons: "The crew was rude and completely unhelpful. They wouldn't honor my upgrade and than when I wanted a Mimosa they said it was only for first class even though they could have clearly got it and charged me. This was a rare occurrence but a terrible one nonetheless."
Cons: "Plane had no Per-seat entertainment system."
Pros: "it was ok"
Cons: "I paid extra for a window seat but had to sit in different spot. Set in isle seat"
Pros: "It was a good flight back to DC."
Pros: "So great to see the flight attendants help a family (not my own) make sure that a child could get to the toilet even though it meant a brief delay before we could take off. so helpful."
Pros: "Flt time!"
Cons: "Boarding announcer was rude"
Pros: "The staff was efficient and attentive. The plane was modern and clean."
Cons: "I was pulled aside at the gate and had a security interview because I hadn't checked a bag!"
Pros: "We boarded on time and arrived early. What more can ya ask for? Fairly easy ride. Free entertainment on board, movies and shows! Awesome."
Cons: "The speaker that the pilot used was static-y, hard to understand. No free wifi option. Rough landing."
Pros: "Appreciated the extra legroom and food and drink service, even on a short flight. Crew seemed very friendly."
Cons: "It was way too cold. We shouldn't all be bundling up in scarves and jackets. I've noticed that European airlines manage nut to freeze the passengers, so three must be a way to adjust the standard temperature on planes a but more."
Pros: "Crew was really nice. Kept me hydrated. I liked the movies available to watch."
Cons: "This is something that the airline doesn't have control over: crying kids. It just comes with flying."
Pros: "Entertainment: individual tv screens, free current movies, flight tracking, music, etc."
Cons: "Not all food items were available when they got to us. The food was not that good. After landing we sat idle for about 15 minutes because another plane was at our gate..this resulted in us almost missing our connecting flight."
Pros: "My trip was awesome and very easy."
Pros: "An old aircraft but well maintained. Crew was courteous and efficient. No food or entertainment"
Cons: "Delay in receipt of baggage at Chicago"
Pros: "The only thing I liked was how polite and helpful the staff was at the airport."
Cons: "The flight attendants both seemed unhappy and we're not very polite. They hardly came through the cabin at all. It took a while to get anything. They mostly just stayed in the back talking to each other. The pilot didn't greet us. Just stood there when we walked in. And there was a kid screaming for most of the trip. My seat was broken and wouldn't recline. This was my first trip flying, and on the trip to Miami I flew with Delta. The service with them was tremendously better. I was really disappointed."
Pros: "Flight crew was awesome! Very accommodating"
Cons: "All was good, flight attendants were exceptional"
Cons: "More time was spent by cabin attendees selling food and drink items to one row than the rest of the passengers, making us wait for complementary water or other drinks . Really? There should be equal service for all passengers. Makes me wonder if there are incentives for the sale of extra items"
Pros: "Crew was very courteous and professional."
Pros: "The effort of the crew to do as much as they could. Even at basic econ fare. Profits dictate. People are crammed as much as possible. We felt like folding chairs. But what can be done?"
Cons: "See above"
Cons: "The crew and the people do the tickets are very rude"
Pros: "A pleasant trip without issues"
Cons: "I will never arrive to this airport again. It’s too difficult to go to manhattan (especially on Sunday) it’s not worthy to save a few bucks to spend more than one hour in the taxi"
Pros: "Late take off Tv selector did not work Super small plane and seats"
Cons: "On time, comfort seats, working tv Fire the old man flute attendant, he is unfriendly, rude,sarcastic to young black female lovely lovely trainee"
Pros: "honestly, nothing..."
Cons: "there was a huge delay and we got no real explanation or compensation"
Cons: "Four hours delay"
Cons: "4 hours delayed"
Pros: "Professionalism and kindness"
Pros: "As expected."
Pros: "It was ok ok!!!"
Pros: "The flight attendants were polite, helpful and super patient with our kids."
Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Pros: "The flight arrival and departure times went as scheduled."
Cons: "No movie access without paying for it."
Pros: "Good customer service and it was a wonderful time."
Cons: "Everything was great"
Pros: "Good service"
Pros: "Employees was very nice"
Cons: "Tv on the seat should be able to turn it off"
Cons: "Very tight quarters ..."
Cons: "I didn't like the 2 hour delay"
Pros: "On time and organized crew"
Cons: "I had to spend $341.00 to buy another ticket"
Cons: "All good"
Pros: "The check in staff which was the same boarding staff was below average there was 3 agents who very poor, poor in attitude, poor in problem solving, wished at that moment I had booked on another airline."
Pros: "United canceled my flightl"
Cons: "United canceled my flightl"
Pros: "Quick hop to San Fran"
Cons: "Such a tiny plane! Carryons have to go in the hold. Any delay and you will miss your connection. Best is to check all luggage through and only bring an under seat bag on board."
Pros: "crew was nice boarding was quick."
Cons: "no meal would be my only complaint"
Cons: "Missing it."
Pros: "It was great!"
Pros: "I like that we had Direct TV."
Cons: "I didn't like that we had to pay extra for more channels."
Cons: "A small bag of small pretzel mix was tasty, but there used to be more."
Pros: "Quick and friendly service. No lines through TSA"
Pros: "On time, friendly etc"
Pros: "No big incident, was offered a small bag of pretzels, complimentary."
Cons: "Seats have uncomfortably small spacing."
Pros: "Always a good fight, very short."
Pros: "Nothing at all"
Cons: "Everything about UA."
Cons: "Too many delays, nothing was offered. Nothing was given or comp; Food, water, bags, seat upgrades, not flying untied again"
Cons: "Late full lounge bad food"
Pros: "Simple, newer plane."
Cons: "Food horrendous as usual on any american airline."
Pros: "Maybe crew should rest more and have better attitudes"
Pros: "Total waste of my money paying for business class with such an old plane. Uncomfortable seats, bad bad service, and no pillows or eye masks."
Cons: "One hour late. Space between seats."
Pros: "Everything was excelente. Service entretaiment. O really enjoyes it"
Cons: "I will like to recomend at las T in The bussines class to offer kosher meal"
Cons: "The most unpleasant crew we have ever had in our flying lives. Rude, condescending, treating passengers as if we are not human. Lufthansa should carefully examine their customer treatment training."
Pros: "I didnt like it at all"
Cons: "That ac was always wrong so temperature never refreshed. That made impossible to enjoy this trip at all."
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